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Indian Army trooper shots himself dead near Kashmir border

An Indian Army soldier fatally shot himself with his service rifle in the Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Thursday.

Lokinder Singh of the Army’s 6 Rashtriya Rifles allegedly shot himself with his service rifle at a camp in the Keran sector near the Line of Control around 10.30 pm on Wednesday,  the officials said.

Singh was rushed to the nearest military health facility where he was declared dead on arrival.

It was not immediately clear as to why the soldier took such an extreme step. 

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